Ken AshfordObama OppositionLeave a Comment

Well, there's no doubt that ACORN, the community organizing group, has some — shall we say — issues.

What I don't understand is why this is such a victory-lap issue for conservatives, who have been targeting ACORN since Obama became President.  In fact, getting ACORN has been part of a prong in the Beck-driven right's full frontal assualt on Obama.

But what I don't get is why?  Attacking ACORN was kind of like attacking Cindy Sheehan.  When all was said and done, Cindy Sheehan was just one small part of a large anti-war movement, but she wasn't the movement.

In the scheme of Obama politics, ACORN plays even a smaller role that Sheehan did.

So why the crowing about how bad ACORN is?  I'll conceed that the organization has problems (although, to be honest, this really does look like all we're talking about is some "bad apples", and at worst, ACORN needs to do a much better job of training and screening its employees)

But what am I conceeding, in terms of my support for the President? 

Nothing, as far as I can tell.